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What does MacBinary Format do in Fetch? (2 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by Tiggertoy
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
I was uploading a protools sesssions file and found that I have to pick MacBinaryII format in order for the resource fork to survive.
Question: By choosing that format, does fetch actually convert the file to MacBinary? What exactly happens to the file?
Jim Matthews Administrator
Yes, when you choose MacBinary III format Fetch encodes the file in MacBinary III as it uploads. That means that anyone who downloads the file has to decode it (some web browsers, such as Mac Internet Explorer, do that automatically). So MacBinary is not the format to choose for uploading web pages or other files that are meant for non-Macs, but it's a good choice if the file has a resource fork and will only be downloaded by Macs.
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